(~reat I~vramid of Gizeli. `l'liat solid pvrauiidal temple. rising in nag-
nilicent sculptured terraces, that was built without inoitar or cenient.
without coltinin oi' pillar 01' arch, is one of the surviving \vOnders ot
On the spot it seeiiis a veritable miracle.
l)uring the time that Java was under the rule of the English. the
temple was laid hare by removing the ground, which probably was
lie iped ill) ~iginiist it liv the last worshippers (it Ruiddha in Java.
\Vitliin the last years. the wall that encloses the lowest terrace has
also been (liVCst'd 1)1 its cloak ot stone. photogi'aplicd and then covered
again iii order to prevefli a stilisilence.
Itesile that wall, \vhiich also rests 111)011 a terrace, it consists ol
two square lower terraces, each of 151 `~ ~l., and live galleries with
baluisti'ades, winch, with the insole walls (if the lower gahlei'v. rise upon
the others like an outer wall. oii \vliicli. again mn' terraces are creclect.
the three Ii ighesl of \vliicll are unTlilar-shapetl : the highest terrace is
crowilelt with a large cupola dagob lb'., M. in (hiallietei'.
The whole building, tIle ifei'ioi' ot' wInch is lilleil with earth, rises
313:) ~l. ihove the hill, the crown of which is -17 \l. above the stir-
i'ouiiding plain. Each on of these storevs is distinguished by its
wealth of architectural details and the many fliolitha images. The
ei'r'.mce utulerneatti the galleries, seems to be ot a moore i'ecenl date
tliami the other pai t ot the huihuiiig and to have been m'aised llalf-\va\
UI) the outer wall
uit the lowest gal-
lerv. `I'li e ha I u s-
trades (it the
of a succession of
sin at I lent pIes.
t'acti 011 (`rowlied
with 1 tiree spi iv's.
in the frieze (if
wIt icti a sitting
ttudil ha is i'('Pm't'
sci) IC (I,
In I tie lo\vesf
gallery. \Vitll its
lU~ h a s-re Ii e f's.
I) e n e a I h cacti
(if I liese higui'cs.
a simiiila r sitting
nia ii is i'c' I (rese n -
led. \vithi groups of three pemsoils on cacti side, who (`airy lotus flowers
and iiiosq ito tans.
lIme oIlier balusti'a(tes have niches that (`cuitain Buddha images.
`t'lie insides of these parapets exlimtiit a series ol various events in
171) pictures of has-relict' scuiltdure work,
`the tipper terraces have successively 32. 2-I amt 16 open-\voi'Led en-
/10.5-I `el/c/s / / `out /,~O / `0 /Ioeilo ,`.